Mark C. DRAVES(1923 - 2012)


Mark C., formerly of Covington, Kentucky and most recently of Cincinnati, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012. Age 89. Born in Ft Atkinson, Wisconsin. He served in the US Army, stationed in England and in the South Pacific in WWII. He then finished his degree in business at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Following graduation he was employed briefly in Accounting before moving into a sales position in the Beauty Industry. There he progressed into positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately founding the Tressa Company, a manufacturer of products for the Beauty Industry. He retired as President of that firm in 1988 and was the sole surviving founder. A lifelong bachelor, he is survived by one brother Thomas Draves and many nieces and nephews, extended family and a host of friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rose Church, Riverside Drive on Monday, December 3 at 5:00pm. A reception will immediately follow at the University Club. Burial will be in Ft Atkinson Wisconsin at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Radio Reading Service c/o the Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired or the Over-the-Rhine Foundation or the . Condolences may be expressed online at
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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2012